Walking in your garden regularly is something that can keep can keep you fit, and this activity is enjoyable. By simply walking in a beautiful garden you feel peaceful and happy. However, you might not know but research has shown that gardening helps people who suffer from depression is an activity that releases stress and retains blood pressure at lower levels.
And if you like the idea of playing your role in looking after the environment as well as keeping healthy, you may want to consider organic gardening. The basis of this increasingly popular pastime is the use of naturally sourced products to grow vegetables and fruit.
No Need For Harmful Chemicals
The appeal of organic gardening is that it does not rely on harmful fertilizers and chemicals to grow organic foods. Since you are not using any harmful chemicals, you are not exposed to any risks such as ingesting pesticides and damaging chemicals.
Organic Gardening Is An Engaging Hobby
Going to a local outdoor or gardening store to buy chemicals and fertilizers for your garden is all too easy, but this is far less satisfying than putting your garden and kitchen waste to use. At the end of the day, organic gardening is far more interesting, engaging and rewarding than most people think.
Helping the Coming Generation
Going organic is not only beneficial for you but it also lowers many health risks for the coming generation. You can protect your children from life-threatening diseases like cancer by going organic. You will eliminate the use of harmful chemicals and pesticides ensuring your health safety and lowering the health risks for your children.
The local water supply is a lot cleaner and safer to drink if you choose the organic method of gardening, and there is less of a risk of erosion to the topsoil as the soil has more organic matter present in it. And of course, birds, small animals, and insects will all benefit from the absence of pesticides and chemicals.
This Type Of Gardening Is More Economical
It isn’t cheap to buy chemicals from your local garden store, and it’s a lot less expensive to make your own fertilizer and pesticides from waste from your garden or kitchen. And it may surprise you to realize that you can save up to 50 percent on your costs by growing organic produce yourself, rather than buying it from the supermarket or from your local health food store.
There are plenty of uses for the items that you routinely throw away at home – discarded coffee that has gone stale is an effective deterrent for pests, for example. And mixing a tablespoon of liquid dishwashing soap and a cup of cooking oil also makes a natural, chemical free yet effective spray for pests.
Raised bed gardening is also an ideal way of creating an organic garden.